Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, New Zealand Rated the best hotel in the world by CNN Readers, the lodge is set in 6,000 acres of land on the Pacific coast. An area of that land is used for a championship league golf course.
Readers' Rating: 84.127This villa-style hotel is said to have been the select escape of aristocrats and Hollywood royals like Catherine Deneuve and Robert De Niro. Not that we’re surprised—it’s highly secluded, perched high in the rocky hills on the eastern coast of Sicily, offering the island’s finest vistas. Inside, there are 70 Sicilian Baroque-style rooms with private terraces overlooking the Bay of Naxos, the ancient Greek Theatre, and Mount Etna.